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  • Dublin dancing dreams
    When Kari Berile was eight, she broke her wrist. She begrudgingly agreed to Irish Dance lessons at the Sky Valley Education Center — her mother encouragingly noted the activity wouldn’t require the use of her arms.
  • St. John Creamery voluntarily recalling raw goat milk over potential E. coli contamination
    St. John Creamery in Monroe announced on Thursday it is voluntarily recalling raw goat milk that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacteria.
  • Report: Tourism keeps growing in county
    Tourism has been a constant and increasing economic driver in Snohomish County, a new report showing a 4.3 percent increase in visitor spending from 2010 to 2017.
  • Seniors getting more credit for being bilingual

    Jesus “Chuy” Garcia-Ayala never saw being bilingual as an advantage until his senior year at Monroe High School.
    This spring he was able to prove his proficiency in reading, writing and speaking Spanish through testing. He had fallen behind but was able to make up credits, which put him back on track to graduate.

  • Big leap for Take the Next Step

    Take the Next Step held its first major fundraiser since its founding more than a decade ago.

  • Wagoner discusses  experience first year working in Olympia
    Sen. Keith Wagoner stressed the importance of having a voice for rural communities in Olympia during a stop in Sultan last week.
  • It runs in the family
    Madison Bertrand and her sister, Colbi, have many different interests, but academics is something they're both passionate about. Though years apart, the sisters can now both boast about graduating valedictorian at Monroe High School.
  • Sheriff's office: Man drives truck into Glacier Peak High School
    The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reports an 18-year-old man was arrested for first-degree DUI after he drove his truck through the front doors of Glacier Peak High School on Sunday afternoon.
  • Police: Teen reports man masturbating in Al Borlin Park

    Monroe Police are looking for an older man suspected of exposing himself to a 15-year-old girl in Al Borlin Park on Wednesday.

  • Dianna Atterbury is purposely smothering her once lush green lawn with cardboard and mulch.
    On top of the grass is a layer of wood chips and two four-by-eight-foot raised beds. The Monroe woman will water her future garden with rain gathered in three 50-gallon buckets installed beside her front porch.

  • Man's body recovered near Big Eddy Public Water Access

    Two people have now died in the Skykomish River in as many weeks.
    The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reports the body of a transient man in his 30s was recovered downstream from the Big Eddy Public Water Access site around 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5.

  • Skykomish River Park playground put to test

    Skykomish River Park’s new playground is open, and just in time for summer.
    Monroe Mayor Geoffrey Thomas led the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.

  • Examiner's office identifies Eagle Falls drowning victim
    The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified Junior Silva as the 24-year-old Monroe man whose body was recovered from the Skykomish River on Saturday.
  • Inslee visits Monroe Correctional Complex
    Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Monroe Correctional Complex on Thursday to see firsthand the skills inmates are learning to ease their reentry into the community.
  • Judge rules SVEC lawsuit can continue
    A King County judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims toxic chemicals inside the Sky Valley Education Center caused lasting health problems for students, parents and staff.
  • Cancer survivor running for a cure
    Carla Stewart made her plan to run 55 miles during this year’s Monroe Relay For Life public one week after finishing her last chemotherapy treatment.
  • City plans rezone for North Kelsey parcels
    The City of Monroe is moving forward with plans to rezone its North Kelsey Street properties as part of its latest effort to sell the land for new development. Meanwhile, debt repayments loom on the horizon.
  • County to offer paid-postage ballots

    Snohomish County voters will have another free option for turning in their ballots in this year’s primary and general elections.
    The State of Washington is paying for postage for residents who return their ballots by mail. Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Kim Wyman collaborated to secure $1.2 million for the costs this year.

  • Surviving puppies in animal abuse case quickly find new homes

    Five surviving puppies rescued during an animal cruelty investigation in Monroe last month were spoken for 20 minutes after their adoption was open to the public.

  • Milking it for all it’s worth

    Marcia St. John was preparing for a digital apocalypse when she bought her first dairy goats.
    Now, St. John's Creamery has more than 160 goats, and is operating here in Monroe.

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